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Published: Friday, 1/18/2013 - Updated: 3 years ago

Nature programs, student leadership among weekend events


The third weekend in January in Sylvania has something for everyone.

Here’s what’s going on this weekend:


The Olander Park System will host a Nurturing Nature program at 10:30 a.m., at the Gorman Nature Education Center, 6930 Sylvania Ave. The event is for 3-5 year olds accompanied by adult guardians. The program includes learning activities that expand cognitive skills. For more information, email

A writing critique session will be held at the Sylvania Senior Center, from 1:30-3 p.m. This is a recurring event that happens at the same time, on the second and fourth Fridays of each month. The center is located at 7140 Sylvania Ave. For further information, call 419-885-3913 or visit


Leadership Toledo will host a Students in Action Leadership, Learning and Serving training event for high school students from 8:45 a.m.-1 p.m. at Lourdes University, 6832 Convent Blvd. The event is aimed at empowering students to redefine the culture of their school campuses and bring teamwork and community service to each school. For more information about the event, contact Kristina White, director of Community Impact at Leadership Toledo, at 419-290-5027 or emailing


A Family Nature Adventure, sponsored by the Olander Park System, will begin at 3 p.m. at the park, located at 6930 Sylvania Ave. The event will include a journey through one of the park system's unique, natural areas, including tips and suggestions on how to explore the outdoors all around the city. Families must register by emailing Erika Buri at The event is limited to eight families.

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